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.COMMl/NITY COLLEGE'S MAGAZINE 

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My Turn 



Today so many people are close-minded. They don't even take the time to listen to 
someone. I should know, I used to do that myself. Eventually a time came when I was 
able to question everything in my world, and the only way to get real answers is to be 
open-minded enough to hear what the truth is. 

I'm not writing this inform the world of what I think the truth is. I'm writing this in 
hopes that maybe we all can look at ourselves a little closer and see where we stop lis- 
tening. I did it all the time when I was in high school. I never listened and always 
expected everyone else to hear what I had to say. 

Now I see atheists doing everything they can to keep religion out of schools. Or 
churches doing everything they can to keep evolution from being taught to children. 

This problem goes far beyond just religion or scientific theories, into all kinds of 
things that people blind themselves to. If something is true, then why be afraid to know 
or understand it? 

I've found that the reason I was so scared to hear anything different than what I 
believed was because I was, at heart, scared I might be wrong. 

Some people would rather live their lives believing a lie, than rather even consider 
that something they hold to be true could be false. 

I say let's stop being afraid, and know the truth. 







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Meet the Author 

Anthony is 21 years old and is 
majoring in Graphic Design. 
In his spare time he enjoys 
being with his friends, watching 
or making up movies, and work- 
ing on a website he and his 
friends created. 



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Thinking Out of the Ordinary 




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The Last Season 



Managing Editor 
Eden Fuson 

Editor 
Misty Turner 

Associate Editor 
Kristin Sunley 

Design Editor 
Rhonda Giefer 

Online Editor 
Anthony Carver 

Photo Editor 
Sasha Noble 

Copy Editors 
Shila Young 
Josie Bartel 

Business Manager 
Andrea Downing 

Circulation Manager 
Man Hahn 

Feature/Staff Writers 

Carissa Shaffer 

Michelle Avis 

Andrew Keeling 

Adviser 
Mike Swan 



Butler County Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 

El Dorado, Kansas 67042 

(316) 322-3280 

Do you have an idea for an article? Do you 

want to comment on a story? We welcome 

your comments and criticism. 

On the Cover... 

United. Floral Expressions, as well as other 
businesses on North Main St display their patriotic feel- 
ings. Floral Expressions has been giving away yellow 
ribbons. (Photo By Eden Fuson) 



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Opinion by Shila Young 



Indecision 

I have yet to meet a guy who can make a decision 
on his own, especially in a relationship. Girls, men 
think we are too indecisive... well, let me tell you they 
are no better. Picture this scenario: 

1 ) Man - Where do you want to go eat? 

2) Woman - 1 don't care, where do you want to go? 
3)M-O.K. let's go here! 
4) W - No, let's go here! 

M- No, I don't want to go there. . . This could go on for 
hours and you wind up sitting at home eating bologna 
sandwiches. Why can't the guy just say c OK we're 
going to go here because we went here last night'? 
Now come on, a relationship is based on compromise 
so why is it a blame game all the time? He said this or 
she said that. Even what movie to pick on a Saturday 
night winds up being WW III Granted, you won't 
know everything about someone right off. ..That takes 
some time but if you are in a serious relationship then 
you should know the basics. So stop worrying so 
much. If you honestly care about us as much as you 
say you do, then sometimes you wouldn't have to ask 
what movie we want to watch or what restaurant we 
would like to eat at. You should be capable of making 
a confident decision without worrying about us getting 
upset. 

Pursuit 

Whatever happened to a true gentleman who called 
you up and held a door open for you or even came and 
picked you up at your house? And no, I don't mean sit- 
ting outside honking the horn waiting for us in the car. 
I know it sounds so Cinderella, Prince Charming make 
believe, right? Well OK, what girl isn't waiting for her 
Prince Charming? I know I am and there are a lot of 
girls out there who are like me. So, come on guys, put 
a little effort in getting our attention. We like a guy 
who actually takes the time to pursue our attention. 

Matt's Reply: Compromise... what a wonderful word. For people who know their significant other well enough, 
compromise is an applicable tool. However, it seems most women's view of compromise includes men using their 
telepathic powers to read minds and then telling them where they want to go. Until we evolve to the point of telepa- 
thy, you have to communicate with us. As for finding that special someone to disagree with, the only reason 
women can't find Prince Charming is because they look at the pretty boys and don't see the frog underneath. The 
guys who have no problem taking the initiative are the jerks honking outside your house. The true Prince Charming 
is the nice guy in the corner who can't seem to say anything, but that's because he is in awe of your beauty. 
Remember the story "Beauty and the Beast"? The Beast wasn't Brad Pitt, but he was the best thing in Beauty's life. 




Indecision and Pursuit 



He Said 



Opinion by Matt Hahn 



Indecision 

Ninety percent of my relationships have been 
scarred with a frightening fact: I will have to make 
every single decision. Not that I mind too much 
because it means I tend to get my way. However, the 
general pre-dinner conversation goes much like this: 
1 )Woman: Let's go out to dinner. 
2)Man: Okay, where should we go? 
3)W: I don't care. ..you decide. 
4)M: What about (insert restaurant)? 
5)W: No, I'm not in the mood for (said restaurant). 

Now, return to step two and repeat until sufficiently 
infuriated. WHY? Why can't women just say what 
they want instead of making us play 20 questions? 

Tell you what. Instead of making me name them, 
here is a list of every restaurant in town. You look 
through it, decide where you want to go and then come 
get me. I'll be in the back yard pulling out my hair and 
having a civil conversation with the dog. 

Pursuit 

Yes, I know it's traditional for the man to take the 
initiative and pursue the woman. However, if you want 
to get technical, it's traditional for the woman to be in 
the kitchen, but things have changed. Women have 
been and continue fighting for equality. What they 
don't take into account is the balance. You can't have 
all the bonuses of being equal without having down- 
falls. Since we are equal, we get to share everything. 

Now, you don't have to stand across the room won- 
dering if we saw your shy glances. Just walk up and 
say, "Hi." Heck, you could even invite us out to 
dinner. 

No one knows how much I have spent on meals to 
kick-start a conversation. On top of that, many women 
enjoy the meal and leave having had no interest in me 
in the first place. Come on, I enjoy a good chase as 
much as the next man, but I'm getting poor. 

Shila's Reply: O.K. my partner in crime may have a point on the whole dinner scenario however, like I said in 
my statements, if guys cared about us they wouldn't have to always ask what we really wanted. Compromise is a 
wonderful word but guys don't seem to understand the meaning. Now call me crazy and old-fashioned if you 
want... but I think that the man should do the pursuing. A lot of women like the chivalry act. While it was once 
considered improper for a girl to call a guy, that's not the case anymore. While a girl can call a guy, the man 
should be the one to step up to the plate. 




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As this chapter of my life at BCCC comes 

to an end and a new one begins , looking 

back over the past two years, I find 

that Butler has made more of an impact 

on my life than I thought. 

I originally decided to 
I come to BCCC because I 

wasn't quite ready for a big 
university and I was offered a 
scholarship on the Grizzly 
Magazine staff to do what I 
love, photography and writing. 
From this, I have learned 
procrastination is not a good 
thing, and it has helped me 
become more experienced in 
what my career might be later 
on in life. I was also given the 
opportunity to work with the 
Athletes and Special Needs 
students in the Advising office 
as a tutor. This job opened my 
eyes to what being patient 
really means, that there are 
many other people who wait 
till the last minute to get 
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%J oyful, exhausted, 
anxious, confused, excited and 
scared are all the emotions I 
am feeling as I say goodbye to 
my time spent at BCCC. 
Ironically, these were my exact 
feelings two years ago as I 
decided what my next step 
would be after high school. 
Two years, where did the time 
go? As much as I want to 
leave (and believe me I want to 
go very far away from here), I 
have become comfortable in El 
Dorado, and I must admit that 
it has become like a second 
home to me. 

Coming from a graduating 
class of 35 people, from little 
Pretty Prairie, I thought 'Wow, 
how am I ever going to make it 
in the 'city' of El Dorado?' 
Given time, I learned that the 
only thing I really needed to 
know was where Central Street 
was. I have experienced dorm 
life, cafeteria food, late nights 
studying, late nights doing 
everything but studying, going 
to Wal-Mart for no reason, 
eating pizza for breakfast, 
lunch and dinner (all in the 
same day), taking naps 
whenever possible (sometimes 
in class) and meeting people 
who I know have become my 
lifelong friends. 




SupriSS! A group of friends suprised me and 
decorated my house on my birthday this year. I 
had no idea that they were planning it. 






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SOLlth Padre! Us girls and Noah Morford 
never ever assume things about wait on our food at a yummy barbecue place at 
anyone or anything. My peers South Padre. Sophomore year we went to South 
have taught me things in more Padre Texas M s P rin S Break 
ways than one, about school, 
friendship, life and, most 
importantly myself. 
I have grown in 
knowledge, self-assurance and 
a sense of who I really am. It 
has brought out things in me 
that I didn't even know were 
possible and helped to focus 
on things that I already had. 
But that is what college is all 
about; experimenting and 
finding out who the person is Around and Around Last year roller 

that you look at in the mirror skating was a part of the homecoming activities, 

held at the rink in El Dorado. It was funny to see 
all the people our age skating around in a circle. 




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Rhonda Giefer 



August 2001- 
May 2003 



Sing it! Last year during Christmas 
break I took home about 7 guys to Pretty 
Prairie to see what the "farm" life is like. 
Jamaal Whyce and LaShad Hill found a doll 
and sang to it. 




\Happy New Year!! For the end of 2002 and 
'he beginning of 2003, we had a gathering at my 
house to ring in the new year. 




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everyday, yourself. There are 
things that I have done that I 
am not so proud of and things 
that I really have a lot of 
pride for. One major thing I 
have noticed here is that 
people rarely judge you, 
because they too are in the 
same situation in trying to 
figure out what they are 
going to do in the next step 
of their own lives. 

I have laughed, cried, 



that I put myself in, because 
regret is a useless emotion. 
It is a chapter in my life that 
has already been written and 
it has helped me learn from 
my mistakes and failures but 
also from my accomplish- 
ments and good deeds. 

I know that I will take all 
that I have accomplished, 
learned and experienced here 
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gotten angry, been a little 
crazy and stressed out but 
there has always been 
someone there to help me 
not become discouraged 
when something went 
wrong, or shared in my 
triumphs when I succeeded. 
Whether it was a teacher, 
boss, friend or even a 
stranger, I knew I was never 
alone to experience 
cicumstances that were out 
of my control or ones I had 
control over. I will never 
regret anything that has 
happened in these two years; 
choices, friends or situations 



accomplish, learn and 
experience in the next place 
I decide to go. With no 
doubt in my mind, I know 
that when I look back on 
the two years I have spent 
here, I will always feel that 
BCCC and the people along 
the way have helped me 
become who I am and, 
most importantly, who I 
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The Lantern has existed in other forms but became 
a weekly in 1966. It's put out thousands of editions 
and been through many advisers and countless staff 
members. The paper undergoes changes every year to 



step up the quality of what the people on campus see 
and read. But even though all these changes occur, the 
goal remains the same. 

Dr. Gene George, who was once a student editor 



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Staff 

Here is the Lantern staff. Front row, 
left to right: 

Shelley Straub, Scott Roberts, Sam 
Smalley, Kim Mangus, Laura 
Bianco. Second row - Sara Pierce, 
Jessica Shirley, Tammy 
Dorpinghaus, Josh Gilmore. Back 
row - Andy Clum, Jon Brickley, Mrs. 
Freda Briggs. Loree DeRose and 
Liam Wyatt were not present when 
the photo was taken. (Lantern 
Photo) 




and later an adviser for the Lantern, says, "The 
Lantern has tried to be an independent newspaper. 
Any good newspaper serves its community." 

There was a time in which the administration and 
the students who ran the paper were nearly at war with 
one another, but now things are a lot better. 

"We had tense times between the administration 
and the paper," Dr. George says. 

Jane Watkins, who was an adviser for the Lantern 
1 6 years ago, pointed out how passionate the students 
on staff were. She says the students were "good writ- 
ers, and good thinkers." 

Today, the administration and the students who 
work for the Lantern have a good relationship, accord- 
ing to both parties. 

Freda Briggs is the current advisor for the Lantern. 
She has been the adviser for six years. 

There are always ongoing changes. 

Briggs says, "When I came six years ago we were 
still printing our own photos, then we used negatives 
and now it's mostly digital." 

"Technology is the main change," says Briggs. 

Even though there have been a lot of changes and 
many upgrades, the job of the newspaper remains the 
same. 

"The role of the newspaper has two parts: One is 
news and information to service the campus and its 



public forum; two, it is a learning laboratory for jour- 
nalism students," Briggs says. 

The goal that Mrs. Briggs has made for the students 
to learn is to work together as a team and to meet 
deadlines, and finally to tolerate others in a stressful 
situation. 

Shelley Straub, a sophomore from Wichita, is man- 
aging editor of the newspaper today. She has been 
working in news publications since she was a sopho- 
more in high school. 

"It has definitely taught me a lot of useful things 
and it has prepared me for any job I may hold in the 
future," she says. 

In spite of everything the paper has gone through, 
the mission remains the same, to serve its community. 

Mission Statement of The Lantern 

The Lantern serves as both a professional news- 
paper and as a laboratory experience for students who 
are on staff. It is The Lantern's mission to accurately 
repert the news, allow readers to express their views, 
and to present issues and information that affect the 
college and the community it serves. 



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"Movies and More: the Sequel" was the title for 
the dance concert. Students danced to songs from 
movies such as "Footloose" and "Dirty Dancing" 
and music from James Bond movies. 

Students have been working on the concert 
since February. They work every day of the week 
and sometimes the weekend. Karla Lloyd, Butler 
dance instructor, says, "The dancers work really 
hard and they are not afraid of challenges." 
Lloyd has taught dance for 1 5 years and has been 
at Butler for four years and she still loves it. 

Karla Brown, sophomore from Wichita, says, 
'"Movies and More: the Sequel' is a brilliant 
performance." The dance concert was well 
prepared and it showed! 



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Story and photos by Michelle Avis 



j4\ age 44, LeRoy Gipson is attending 
\y(y Butler for the third time and in the 
t^r m j rc j field. 'The first time, I went to 
learn how to work for others (in accounting), the 
second time I learned how to make others work 
for me (in management) and now I'm back to 
learn how to run my own business," says Gipson. 
He'd taken a few night classes in 1999, but his 
earliest experience with the college began in 1974. 
While attending high school as well as working 
full-time, he only got three hours of sleep a night. 
Getting his education was as important to him 
then as it is now. However, many things have 
changed since then. 

When Gipson first attended Butler, the campus 
computer was huge and ran on punch cards. Now 
personal computers are used in most classes. 
"Also, the parking lot was smaller... no radio 
towers. I don't believe there was a maintenance 
building, and only one dorm building," says 
Gipson. As for one similarity, he says, "I had 
Elmo Nash for Algebra the first time around. 



"Now I'm here as a laid-off worker in a two year 
Marketing and Management program with Jared 
McGinley," says Gipson. "Diane Hobbie of the Kansas 
Department of Human Resources and Gary Royse 
[Academic Director] have also been a huge help," he 
says of his success. 

Using what he has learned at Butler and at prior 
jobs, Gipson has gotten into a joint venture with 
Tommy Howland of Flint Hills Irrigation in downtown 
El Dorado. Having bought the machinery in April, the 
company had little time to wait before acquiring sever- 
al new contracts. The popular, relatively new service 
and Gipson 's warm, friendly personality have no doubt 
helped get the new hydroseeding branch going quickly. 
But Gipson modestly attributes their success to "the 
reasonable cost and efficiency of the process." 



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A growing career field. Now his own boss, LeRoy 
Gipson shows how the hydroseeder is set up. The machin- 
ery was purchased in April, and the company already has 
several contracts with local homeowners and businesses. 



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y^-pn February 6, 1995, a 
fj/ Hutchinson News 
^-^ reporter called 9 1 1 to 
report on Paul Morrison's 
death in a semi tanker acci- 
dent. "No one could have 
lived through that," he told 
the operator. Then Morrison 
crawled out of the truck. 

Just north of Hutchinson, 
the truck had been approach- 
ing a set of curves when the 
brakes failed. The liquid in 
the tank - 9,000 gallons of 
propane - had pushed the 
truck and trailer over. 




Eighteen wheels a-rollin'. Another tanker truck arrives to drain the 
9,000 gallons of propane from Paul Morrison's wrecked tanker. After rebuilding 
this truck and having his first experience with chiropractic care, he became 
interested in becoming a chiropractor. He is now taking the prerequisite class- 
es at Butler. (Hutchinson News photo.) 






"The truck went two complete flips and the trailer 
went almost two," Morrison says. "When it landed I 
had been thrown through the windshield and was 
lying on the hood. As soon as I had gotten my bear- 
ings, I climbed off the hood back into the truck, shut 
off the engine, kicked open the right-hand door and 
climbed out. The first thing I did was check for leaks. 
After completing my inspection, I finally lay down in 
the back of (an onlooker's) pickup truck. 

"Over the next several weeks I 
rebuilt the truck. First we had the frame 
straightened, put on a different cab and 
hood, painted it then reinstalled the 
interior. To the best of my knowledge, 
the truck is still being used by the same 
company for the same job to this day." 

Surprisingly, Morrison continued to 
work with propane for several years 
after the accident. But now he is 
enrolled in Pre-Chiropractic classes at 
Butler and plans on continuing his edu- 
cation at Cleveland Chiropractic 
College. 

"I had been interested in chiropractic 
before, but after going to my current 
chiropractor I decided to get out of 
doing work that hurt my back and get 
the training to help other people with 
their medical problems. 

"After leaving school in the early 
80s, it's kind of scary going back to 
school when you're getting close to 40," 
says Morrison. "But it's worth it." 




aving spent 12 years with the U. S. Army 
military police and five years working for 
the El Dorado Correctional Facility, 
becoming a police officer was the next logical step 
for George Berk. He started taking classes at Butler 
in January and plans on converting some of his life 
experience into college credits towards his 
Administration of Justice degree. 

"For me, getting promot- 
ed in my current profession 
depends on getting a 
degree," says Berk. 

He believes Butler has a 
good program for older stu- 
dents. "I think all older peo- 
ple who haven't gone to 
school and would like to 
should make the effort to go, 
especially to a small school 
like Butler where the teach- 
ers actually care," says Berk. 

His experience leading 
DARE (Drug Abuse 
Resistance Education) class- 
es with the Wichita Police 
has shown him the impor- 
tance of small class sizes. 
They allow for a lot of con- 
tact with instructors, unlike 
in larger schools, where he 
feels students are "just a 
number." 




Class warfare? Paul Morrison 
"gets a ticket" from classmate 
George Berk. Both attend night 
classes at Butler, and are in speech 
class together this semester. 



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Tired of the same old malls and movies and want 
something different? visit one of Butler's nine museums 
for culture or just a relaxing afternoon. 




:e on campus at the Erman 
White Gallery of art that 
itures faculty, staff and stu- 
it work. 




901 S. Haverhill Rd. 
El Dorado, KS 67042 



The Ellet School 

Latham, KS 



Augusta Historical Museum 

303 State St. 
Augusta, KS 67010 



Cassoday Hisorical Museum 

Washington & Beaumant 
Cassoday, KS 67039 



The Museum in Towanda 

3d & Main 
Towanda, KS 67144 



Douglass Historical Museum 

314 S.Forest 
Douglass, KS 67042 



Museum of the American Fan 
Collectors Association 

415 E. 13th St. 
lover, KS 670f 



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Story and Photos by 
Andrea N. Downing 



Established in 1970 by 
Ir. Warren Hall Coutts, Jr., 
i El Dorado attorney, the 
outts Memorial Museum 
as given in honor of his son 
id law partner Warren Hall 
^outts III who was killed in a 
lane crash in 1965 along 
dth several of his friends. 



n the words of its founder, the 
iseum is to serve as "...a memo- 
rial for all time to come commem 
rating the memory of all of the 
''wed sons and daughters of triie 
community." 





110. N. Main 
EL Dorado, KS ' 



he museum was first 
incorporated in 1956. It was 
moved to this location in 
7 and the first oil field 
pment was collected in 
J78. A staff of four people 
ith 25 volunteers, including 
»ur guides, manages the 
Luseum. 




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Everybody gets stressed out. With the pressures and fast-paced world today, it's easy to get over- 
worked. Especially college students who have school, homework, job and a social life to juggle. However, 
there are some simple ways for anyone and everyone to get away and relax. Anywhere from simply laying 
around to complete physical exertion, many things can help to calm your inner turmoil. So, let's look away 
from this stressful campus and see what the world has to offer. 

Massage therapy is one of the easiest ways to 
relax. All you have to do is lay there and let all 
your stress flow away while someone rubs out every 
knot in your muscles. 

The easiest way to accomplish this state of sub- 
lime relaxation is to ask your significant other. 
However, there is a downfall to this. Once your turn 
is up, you must heave yourself away from your 
nirvana and repay the favor. Also, if you are taking 
classes for massage therapy here at Butler this defeats 
the point. Remember we're trying to get away from 
school. 

So, what is left you ask? Well, you can always go 
to someone that has already finished their training. I 
would suggest someone that has been doing it for a 
while so they understand the application. Things 
such as where they should or should not rub if you 
are pregnant or have injuries. 

Another aspect to consider is finding a massage 
therapy establishment that is honest and clean. Ask 
around to find out the experience and reputation of 
the place you have in mind. 

El Dorado has several establishments to choose 
from. Look in the yellow pages to begin your search 
for relief. 

For commuters from Wichita, the staff at 
Therapeutic Body Care has been around for years and 
has my seal of approval. For any questions, call 
(316)652-0654. 





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No one can deny the calming property of having 
plants around the home. The life they breath 
into the room helps one to relax and the blooming 
flowers add color and scents that can refresh the 
senses. Also, recent research has shown some plants, 
mainly spider plants, can act as natural air filters, 
which adds more health benefits to the list. 

Now don't go telling me you're one of those peo- 
ple with a black thumb. All it takes is some informa- 
tion, forethought, and two simple steps. 

First, consider where you live. Which direction 
do your windows face? If they don't face south you 
will need to get a low-light plant. You can find out at 
the nursery if a plant is high or low-light by reading 
the information tab poking out of the soil. If the 
nursery doesn't have tabs, the employees should 
know. 

Second, after you've selected your plant, look at 
how much water it needs. You need to know if it 
should be watered every other day or once a week. 

It's that simple. So, get yourself a new plant, go 
home, and relax. 



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Meditation has been around for centuries. 
Whether in the form of prayer or as a way to 
enlighten the soul, meditation has been helping indi- 
viduals cope with and explore life. 

In any form, meditation seeks to clear the mind 
and help to view one's life from outside the confu- 
sion. Traditional meditation is done in a cross-legged 
position with good posture. Next is the hard part, 
clearing your mind of stray thoughts. Have you ever 
tried to think of nothing for five minutes? One tip is 
to focus on your breath. Focus on getting your 
inhalation and exhalation to take the same amount of 
time. Practice will get you to the point where you 
can work on using your chakra centers. Explanations 
on chakras and other ways to meditate can be found 
at www.meditationsociety.com 

Yoga combines mental and physical relaxation. 
After calming yourself, Yoga takes you through a 
series of moves that stretch and tone your muscles. 
However, not all Yoga is the same. Different meth- 
ods have evolved over time to create styles such as 
Ashtanga, Anusara and the modern Power Yoga. 
Make sure you know which one you're buying. 
Traditional styles are more soft and flowing while 
modern methods are more apt to make you sweat. 

Unfortunately, Yoga isn't commonplace. The 
closest you'll find a studio is in Wichita. Barefoot 
Studio offers classes every day and all their teachers 
meet Yoga Alliance's standards. For questions call 
(316)636-YOGA. 



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One of the best activities to relieve tension is 
martial arts. Imagine the punching bag is the 
jerk at work or the guy that cut you off in traffic and 
beat it until you can't lift your arms. That spells 
relief. 

Again I stress searching and comparing your 
choices. Most styles are basically the same, but 
teaching methods and application can make all the 
difference in the world. 

Every good martial art school includes sparring in 
their curriculum. Sparring is a mock fight between 
students to sharpen their self-defense skills. Many 
schools use full contact Olympic style, which is more 
realistic, but can be dangerous for beginners. For 
those people who are squeamish about pain, point 
style uses more control and little to no contact. 

What if you end up staying in and want to expand 
your training? Some schools offer only one style, 
while others have a list to broaden your expertise. 
Styles such as karate and taekwondo use strikes and 
kicks while aikido and judo use grappling moves and 
throws. Make sure you know what style you're get- 
ting into and what you can expand to. 

Butler offers Physical Conditioning/Karate 1 and 
2 as part of its curriculum. The class is lead by Leroy 
Rosebraugh, fifth degree black belt, and his assistant 
Robert Collins, first degree black belt. Look on 
Butler's Pipeline for more information. 

However, what about when school is out? ATA 
Black Belt Academy is the only nationwide martial 
arts organization in America. It is family oriented 
and has schools in almost every large city and many 
smaller towns. This means, when traveling, you can 
pick up your training exactly where you left off. For 
any questions call (316) 686-KICK. 



In any form in which you try to relax, do it safely and always keep it fun. As soon as it becomes tedious or 
boring it won't relax you any longer, so make sure you choose an activity that appeals to you. Once you've cho- 
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Dieting seems to be everywhere. If 
you don't agree, just go pick up any 
popular magazine, or try to avoid see- 
ing a commercial for the next weight 
loss product, program or miracle for 
dropping those unwanted extra 
pounds. Dieting is seen throughout 
the mass media in all forms: radio, 
magazines, books, newspapers, televi- 
sion and movies. Perhaps it isn't always in the form 
of an advertisement for a specific diet, but the idea of 
having a perfect, ideal body is definitely emphasized. 

Despite the fact that information can be found just 
about anywhere, there still seems to be the common 
problems of not knowing which diet to try. Which 
diets actually work, and have long-term success? 
Which ones are considered to be a safe and healthy 
way to lose and maintain your ideal weight? 

To start with I'd like to say that I agree with the 
cliche that "true beauty is inner beauty." Looks only 
go so far and eventually outer beauty tends to fade. 

If building a person's character were stressed as 
much as having an ideal body, there wouldn't be as 
many eating disorders. "In the United States more 
than 10 million people, 90 percent of whom are 
women, meet the established criteria for one of these 
disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or a 
variation known as binge eating disorder), and their 
numbers appear to be increasing." This quote comes 
from Health the Basics, a textbook used in the 
Personal and Public Health classes offered at Butler. 

I have had three close friends that have struggled 
with eating disorders. I'm not blaming the media for 
their struggles, but I do believe that it contributed to 
them having a lower self-image. They were not satis- 
fied with their looks or their weight. By constantly 
being compared to "Barbie" figures and people that 
have the "perfect bodies," naturally some people will 
start to distort the way they see themselves. There 
are all different kinds of body types, and it is unreal- 
istic to think that everyone will look like the majority 
of the people portrayed in the media. Maybe if socie- 
ty would show and prove that looks don't matter it 
would be easier for individuals to accept that inner 
beauty is more important. 

However, pursuing and maintaining your ideal 
body weight is considered an important lifestyle 
habit. This principle is taught in Lifetime Fitness 
classes at Butler. "What weight is right for you? 
This depends on a/wide range of variables, including 
your bod^^Hrcture, height, the distribution of the 



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weight you carry, and the ratio of fat to lean tissue. 
Weight can be a deceptive indicator. The United 
States Department of Agriculture and the Department 
of Health and Human Services devised one weight 
table for both men and women that allows for varia- 
tions in body structure, distribution of weight, and 
weight gains in middle age. Weights at the lower end 
of the range are recommended for individuals with a 
low ratio of muscle and bone to fat; those at the 
upper end are advised for people with more muscular 
builds." 

The chart will give a general idea of how much a 
person should way, however Linda Clarke, Butler's 
mental health counselor for the past 10 years, says, 
"There's a body norm for everybody and often times 
that doesn't fit within the charts." 

There are safe and healthy ways for people to lose 
weight. The key to long-term weight loss is adopting 
a healthy lifestyle for life. However, sometimes this 
is not one of the goals for the weight-loss industry. 

Clark says, "Research has proven that yo-yo diet- 
ing is detrimental to your health, rather than postive." 

A yo-yo diet is when a person repeatedly gains 
wieght, and then starves themselves to lose weight. 
This lowers a persons basal metabolic rate (BMR), 
which makes regaining weight even more likely. 

Types of diets vary; currently, diets with low car- 
bohydrates are one of the most popular diets around. 
Diets that fall into this category include Dr. Atkins 
Diet Revolution, Perricone Prescription, Neander- 
Thin, Sugar Busters and other high protein or high fat 
diets. These diets have 20 percent or less of a per- 
son's overall calorie intake that comes from carbohy- 
drates. The human body generally burns carbohy- 
drates before it burns fat; so the idea behind a low 
carb diet is to continue to feed the body protein, but 
eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of carbohy- 
drates so that the body is forced to burn fat. Even 
though weight loss occurs in these types of diet, they 
are also associated with the highest body fat in men 
and women. "Although diets that deviate from a bal- 
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flawed, most won't cause major health threats in oth- 
erwise healthy people when used for short periods of 
time. However, people who have kidney or liver 
problems or suffer from fluid imbalances or problems 
should avoid high protein diets," according to Health 
the Basics. 

Another popular weight loss method is a "miracle" 
diet such as a very low calorie diet (400 to 700 calo- 
ries per day). Some would consider The Grapefruit 
Diet and the Cabbage Soup Diet, which consist of 
less than 1,000 calories a day, to also fall into this 
category. According to Health the Basics, "Fasting, 
starvation diets, and other forms of very low calorie 
diets have been shown to cause significant health 
risks." These diets have been well documented to 
produce only temporary weight losses and they may 
lead to disordered binge eating or other related prob- 
lems." 

Probably the most common of the current popular 
diets are the "low fat/high carbohydrate diets, which 
try to balance the basic food groups. Examples of 
this would be The Pritikin Weight Loss 
Breakthrough, Eat More/Weigh Less, Mastering the 
Zone, Life Choice, and Weight Watchers. Unlike the 
previous types of diets, these diets follow a healthy 
lifestyle that can be maintained throughout a person's 
life. Body mass index (an indicator of body fat) 
tends to be lower for people on high carbohydrate, 
lower fat diets. Higher carbohydrate diets follow the 
food guide pyramid, and they are higher in nutritional 
quality. A sound nutritional philosophy taught in 
Lifetime Fitness focuses on moderation, variety and 
balance. 

According to Covert Bailey (a video shown in 
Butler's Lifetime Fitness class) there are four rules 
that should be included in a target diet. 

1. eat a balanced diet 

2. eat less fat 

3. eat less sugar 

4. eat more fiber 



If you or someone you know has an eating 

disorder please contact Linda Clark at (316) 322- 

3162. Her office is located on campus in room 

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Operation Iraqi Freedom 



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*t 8:30 p.m. on March 19, the bombs began to drop on 
Baghdad, targeting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his regime. 



On March 17, President George 
W. Bush addressed the nation 
around 7 p.m. and gave Saddam 
Hussein and his sons 48 hours to go 
into exile. All this happened after 
long, heated discussions between 
the United States, the United 
Nations and Iraqi leaders. President 
Bush came on TV at 9: 15 p.m. on 
March 19 to announce that the war 
against weapons of mass destruc- 
tion had begun. 

On March 23, five members of 
the 507th Maintenance, which is 
part of the 1 1 1th Air Defense 
Artillery Brigade, were ambushed 
and held captive for nearly three 
weeks by Iraqis. Former Butler stu- 
dent Private First Class Patrick 
Miller, of Vallev Center, was 



among those. His duties included 
welding, which he attended classes 
for from spring of 1999 to spring of 
2001. On April 13, the seven POWs 
were rescued by American troops. 
While some sustained injuries, all 
safely returned to their families. Five 
of the troops returned to Fort Bliss, 
Texas on April 19, where they were 
stationed at. 

Around April 15, coalition forces 
took control of Baghdad, while Iraqis 
celebrated their liberation in the 
streets. On the same day, a 40-foot 
statue of Hussein was toppled in 
downtown Baghdad after civilians 
used a rope to pull it to the ground 
where it was crushed to pieces. 

As coalition forces continued to 
maintain key Iraqi areas, citizens 



began looting anything that they 
could get their hands on. This includ- 
ed money from banks and much 
needed medical supplies from 
hospitals. Women gathered in the 
streets asking for coalition forces to 
find their loved ones who vanished 
during Hussein's reign. 

The Pentagon ordered 77,000 
body bags for the war, but United 
States casualties are around 100 so 
far. The cost of the war could reach 
$200 million. The United Nations 
says that ten million Iraqis could fac( 
starvation as the struggle to rebuild 
the war-torn country continues. 

Meanwhile, the quest to find 
Huessien continues, as more and 
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The View from the Sky. 

Coalition forces fly over part of Iraq in the 
continuing military attack. 
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PeQCe? Iraqi civilians gath- 
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their new freedom. 

The Youngest 

Followers. Children follow 
after a group of coalition 
forces. 

Desecration of a 

Notion A citizen steps on the 
face of his former leader. 

Smoke Over Baghdad 

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of Baghdad, as air strikes con- 
tinue. 

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1—U bombing, coalition forces 

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War: The World Reacts 



In Music 

As it was during the Vietnam era, the music recently 
released has reflected the times. 

In the 60s and 70s, it was John Lennon's song "Give 
Peace a Chance" and Country Joe and the Fish's "I Feel like 
I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," that spoke of the strong opposition to 
the war. 

Since the possibility of war arose in America post 
September 1 1 , once again many artists of our decade began to 
repeat history by helping our nation get through the hard 
times with words in songs. 

It has been artists like System of a Down, with almost a 
whole album dedicated, who spoke out strongly against mili- 
tant operations in other countries. Their recent music video 
for the song "Boom" shows actual scenes from Iraq. 

Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and the Dixie Chicks have 
also expressed their feelings about war. The Dixie Chicks 
were highly criticized for their comments about President 
Bush, resulting in a drop in their album sales and even a ban 
against their music and videos in some areas. 



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" Roaming through this darkness I'm alive but 

I'm alone. Part of me is fighting this. But part of 

me is gone. So hold me when I'm here. Love me 

when I'm wrong. You can hold me when I'm 

scared. You won't always be there. So love me 

when I'm gone." 

~3 Doors Down, " Love me When I'm Gone" 



-System of a Down- 
"4,000 hungry children leave us with hours of starvation, 

while millions are spent on bombs, creating death 

showers. Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Everytime you drop 

the bob, you kill the God your child has born." 

"Boom" 

"International Security, call of a righteous man. Needs a 
reason to kill a man, history teaches us so. The reason he 
must attain, must be approved by his God, his child, parti- 
san brother or war. Of war, we don't speak anymore." 
"War?" 

"We fought your wars with all our hearts, you sent us 

back in body parts." 

"ABO: American Bream Denial" 



Ground the State 

Private First Class Patrick Miller returned home 
o a celebration at Kansas State University on April 
'6 during the first football scrimmage of the year, 
le arrived in a Humvee, was given the game ball 
ind a plaque honoring his sacrifice. Miller turner 
lown lunch with the president on April 25 so he 
:ould be in Kansas with his wife and two children. 
s/Ieanwhile, 50 percent of the wheat shipped to help 
lumanitarian aid in Iraq comes from Kansas. 

United States Senator Sam Brownback says, 
'My prayers are with the soldiers and their families 
vho continue to sacrifice so much on behalf of our 
lation. I commend them and thank them for their 
remendous service in pursuit of liberty." 



At Butler 

" I have some concerns about the war, but I'm trusting that 
the government has things they know," says Sandy Dunn who 
works in the Independent Study department. Dunn also says 
she absolutely supports the troops and that we should have 
gone to war ten years ago, because it's justified. Greg Ball, 
who works with Dunn, says, " We're going to have troops 
there for a long time. Everywhere we've gone, we're still 
there." Ball has a son who is serving in the war, as it has 
been throughout family history. David Mason, freshman from 
London, England, says, "I am supportive of removing 
Saddam from power." He also says the thing he fears the most 
is the post-war era, because anti-American sentiments may 
rise. 



"When you hear Mother Freedom starts ringin' her bell and it 

feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you, 

brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue. Justice will 

be served and the battle will rage. This big dog will fight when 

you rattle its cage. And you'll be sorry you messed with 

the U.S. of A." 

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Where did they go? El Dorado Army 
Reserves now have an empty parking lot. 
Stars and StripeS. The American flag 
flies in Augusta 

You're invited. The Harvest Community 
Church on Main street in El Dorado invited 
everyone to join them in 30 days of prayer. 

United we stand, a POWMMflag 

whips in the wind. 

Flying free. Many houses in El Dorado 
capture the patriotic feeling. 
Hope. A yellow ribbon hangs on a tree at 
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It's 1:25 p.m. and I'm sitting in my friend 
Jenny's dorm room. My stomach is a little 
queasy from nervousness and I tell Jenny I'd 
better go. 

I wanted to be on time with my 
interview with Janece English to show my 
responsibility, because Janece takes her job very 
seriously. 

I had come to find this out from the last 
time I tried to interview her at an unannounced 
time. 

So I made my appointment for Tuesday, 
April 1, at 1:30 p.m. and the time had come. So 
I get to her office. . .right on time! 

She greets me with a smile and we sit in 
the lobby and begin the interview. 

Once I started talking to her I felt more 
relaxed about the situation. 

I wanted to find out more about this 
woman who lived down the hall from me in the 
East hall. 



English was born in Wichita, and grew 
up in Neal. She was raised on a farm as a child 
and was involved in 4-H and school 
activities. 

In high school English participated in 
volleyball, basketball, track, Spanish club, pep 
club, forensic s and debate. 

English has always been active in her 
community in some way. 

Currently she is involved in her church, 
AAUW and Leadership Butler. Right now, 
English is the Director of Residence Life for 
Butler's El Dorado campus. 

When asked how she came across the 
job English says, "Someone had asked me to 
apply and I was always taught that if you are 
offered 

something you can always say no but if you 
don't apply you can't say yes." 

Before coming to Butler, English was an 
Upward Bound Coordinator and Interim 
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"Butler is a good place and the second largest 
community college in Kansas. I felt as though the college 
had vision and direction from the senior administrators 
here. It is a growing college and a good place for stu- 
dents," English says. 

One thing that English particularly likes 
about her job is the interaction with people from all over 
the world. One thing she very much dislikes is waking up 
to a fire alarm in the middle of the night. 

"There have been several house fires around our 
area lately which have resulted in young children dying. 
And it is a big responsibility to make sure that everyone is 
out of the halls in a case like that," English says. 

There were a few scares from last semester 
according to English. A few fire alarms have gone off in 
Cummins hall because of the alarm system. 

Living in the halls is a part of English's salary. I 
was very curious to know what it is like for her to live in 
the halls with a bunch of loud and rowdy college kids. It 
surprised me to find that she actually doesn't think they 
are very loud at all. 

One thing English believes in is trying to have a 
balanced life. 

"I spend time on my job doing it to the best of my 
ability and when I'm not on duty or have other 
commitments I like to take some time away." 

She does this by being involved in organizations 
and in her hobbies, which are very important to her. 




Home Sweet Home. An inside view of English s room in the East Hall. 
English s room is set up as an apartment-like setting. It features a kitchen, dining 
area, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. 




"The buke" This lifesize 
cutout poster board of John 
Wayne stands in English s liv- 
ing room. This is just one 
piece of 

memorabilia that English has 
collected. 



English's hobbies include: 
collecting John Wayne memorabilia, sports 
(her favorite is football), traveling (San 
Diego is her favorite place to travel), 
spending time with friends, family and her 
two dogs. 

One of the most misunderstood 
things about English is that people may 
perceive her to be more serious than what 
she really is. 

While English does believe that if 
you have a task then you need to work on it, 
she also has a sense of humor and likes to 
have fun. 

The most exciting thing that she has 
done is become an International Exchange 
Representative for 4-H in which she got to 
live in the developing country, Paraguay, for 
six months. 

She lived there with nine different 
host families, some who had no electricity or 
running water. There she worked on the 4-C 
program which is the same as the 4-H 
program here. 

Sometime into the interview I had 
run out of questions. She said she thought I 
did a good job and I thanked her for the 
interview and left. 

A reminder not only to myself but to 
everyone else is that you can't judge a book 
by its cover, even though that's what some 
people choose to do and even think they can 
do. 

Who would've known all of this 
about English by just looking at her. And all 
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This season has been up and down for the 
Butler County baseball team. With expectations | 
being really high, things have not gone that way 
During the first part of the season they were 
playing about .500 baseball and were trying to 
get a spark, but when Head Coach Trent 
Nesmith resigned that was a big blow to the 
team. With Assistant Coach Brian Blessie tak- 
ing over the squad, the play of the Grizzlies 
picked up. Many players felt like Coach Blessie 
brought a different attitude to the team. 

Clint Mayer, freshmen from Topeka, says, 
"He just brings a whole new attitude to the 
team. He is an in-your-face type coach and that 
is what we love about him." 

With all this adversity, this team has shown 
a lot of heart by not letting the season go to 
waste. Many of the players feel like things 
could get better, but, as of press time, they still 
have the playoffs left for improvement. 

One area that has to be consistent is pitch- 
ing. Coach Blessie says, "We need other players 
to step up besides our two horses, Clint Mayer 
and Rusty Jones, and find who's willing to step 
up to the challenge." 

With the Grizzlies sitting in fourth place, 
they're looking to finish in the top three. 

"Every year this program should finish in 
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how does one think this could go in the post 
season? 

"I feel we can win the sub-regional and £ 
real far into the post season" says sophomon 
Ryan Paskiewicz from Siloam Springs, Ark. 

As the season comes to an end, this team 
should be very proud of themselves going 
through a lot of adversity and being on the 
verge of finishing in the top three in the con 
ence. 

Coach Blessie and Coach Shawn Powell 
should also get a lot of credit for keeping this 
team together 

"It is my job to get these players ready fo 
every game and get their full potential out of 
them," says Coach Blessie. No matter how far 
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The Grizzlies kick off their last 
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Story and Photos by Josie Bartel 



After a half a century of tennis at Butler, the 
Grizzlies kicked off their last season on March 3 1 on 
their own territory against Hesston. The meet had 
some great moments, but also some very frustrating 
ones for the Grizzlies. 

The next meet took place on April 7, in which 
wins came easily to the women, but difficult for the 
men. Overall for that meet, the women came home 
with a 7-2 win and the men came home with a 0-9 
loss. 

The team played Hutchinson Community College 
on April 14 and Nationals were played over Easter 
weekend, April 18-19. Nationals were a difficult 
meet for the Grizzlies. The Nationals consists of 
Butler County, Johnson County, Cowley County and 
Barton County community colleges. Kera Harrod, El 
Dorado sophomore, believes that every member of 
the Butler team plays hard and well against these 
three schools, which are all strong in tennis. 

Even with Butler's large number of international 
students, one thing that creates a challege for the 
Grizzlies is the number of talented international stu- 
dents involved with the tennis programs at the other 
schools. Many of those students could have been 
playing tennis since they were two, opposed to 12 or 
later for many students in the U.S. 

Sam Binter, head coach, mentioned toward the 
beginning of the season that the team was young; in 
fact, some of the top players are freshmen such as 
Jon Hecker from Towanda. 

This spring season was the last season of tennis at 
Butler. Due to the state's budget crisis, the tennis pro- 



gram at Butler and other area high schools will be 
removed from the list of extracurricular activities 
available to students next fall. 

"I knew the team was in danger when I started 
last year," Harrod says. "The school considered cut- 
ting it then." 

Those seven freshmen on tennis scholarships: Jon 
Hecker (Towanda), Stuart Singleton (Derby), 
Jonathan Maugans (Valley Center), Matt Gladd 
(Winfield), Amber Hefley (Hillsboro), Alaina Merlav 
(Hoisington) and Mira Ticu (Germany) will be given 
the scholarships that pay for books and tuition next 
year and it is honored, even though they do not play 
tennis. 

Harrod said the tennis program was good for her 
because it fit her schedule well and kept her fit. She 
loved the fact that tennis was more of an individual 
sport rather than a team sport. However, how well 
she performed in her matches also affected the over- 
all standing or place of the team. She knew that if 
she lost, it was her own fault, not one of her team 
members. 

One of her favorite parts of the tennis program at 
Butler County Community College are the bonds she 
made with her fellow teammates. It gave her a 
chance to meet new people that loved tennis as much 
as she did. She got to know people, especially on all 
the long road trips the team made to play other 
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Laura Bianco, 
Wichita sophomore, 
plans a forehand 
return to one of the 
daily drills at prac- 
tice. The tennis 
team practice from 
12 to 3:30 p.m. 
nearly every day 




BCCC's Spring 

2003 Tennis 

Team 

Laura Bianco 
Sallye Dye 
Jake Frazee 
Matt Gladd 
Kera Harrod 
Bryan Harvell 
Jon Hecker 
Amber Hefley 
Sean Leresche 
Rachel Long 
Jonathan Maugans 
James McPheeters 
Alaina Merlav 
Brook Moerner 
Stuart Singleton 
Mira Ticu 




Up and bown 

The guys of the Grizzles 
tennis team have some 
interesting times at prac- 
tices throughout the drills. 

Top: A doubles match-up 
of Oerby freshman, Stuart 
Singleton, and Towanda 
freshman, Jon Hecker, look 
skyward for the falling ball. 
Let's hope they do not col- 
lide. 

Bottom: A singles player, 
Stuart Singleton, looks to 
the asphalt in order to hit 
the ball back over the net. 



One, Two, Three 

El Dorado sophomore Kera Harrod prepares for the serve at the 

tennis team s home meet on March 31. 

Harrod played doubles with Wichita sophomore Laura Bianco. 

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Sasha Noble 

Photo Editor 

Plans: Go to Friends or 

WSU to get a degree in 

elementary education 

Song: Ginuwine 

"Differences" 

Dream Job: 5th grade 

teacher 

Book: Bible 

Best thing about BCCC: 

Small classes 



Rhonda _ 

Design Edih 

Plans: Attend the University Plans: Become a drug 

of San Diego and major in and alcohol counselor 

Mass Communications Song: No preference 

Song: No preference Dream job: To becom< 



Dream Job: Photojournalist famous 



for Glamour or Cosmo 



Book: Anything by John 
Saul 



magazine saui 

Book: Nichols Sparks books Best thing about BCCC 

Best thing about BCCC: Small classes 

The people here 



Plans: Return to BCCC and j_ 

an associate degree in applied 

science and get RN license 

Song: The Beatles "Let It Be" 

Dream Job: To write stories, 

save lives and train/breed 

rottweilers 

Book: Dean Kontz's "From the 

Corner of His Eyes." 

Best thing about BCCC: It's 

fulfilling 



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Andrea Downing 

Business Manager 

Plans: Go to WSU for teaching 

degree 

Song: "Somewhere Over the 

Rainbow" Iarael 

Kamakawiwo ' ole 

Dream Job: Teach Special Ed for 

grades 1-5 or own photography 

studio 

Book: Julie Garwood's Ransom 

Best thing about BCCC: Small 

classes 



Plans: Go to Pittsburg to major in 

Graphic Design 

Song: All American Rejects 

"Swing Swing" 

Dream Job: Playing video games 

and being paid for my opinion on 

them 

Book: The Screwtape Letters 

Best thing about BCCC: The 

people 



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Kristin Sunley 

Associate Editor 

Plans: Go to Colorado to do a 

year long discipleship program 

to mentor troubled teens 

Song: Michael Jackson "Will 

You Be There?" 

Dream Job: School social 

worker and summer missionary 

Book: Bible 

Best thing about BCCC: The 

people here and the friends I've 

made 



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The Kansas Associated 
Collegiate Press Awards go to.. 

Overall Category 
Bronze Medal -The Grizzly Staff 

| Journalist of the Year 

Eden Fuson: Two year magazine/yearbook division 



Second Place 

Anthony Carver: Illustrations 

Azaria Garcia: Sports Photography 

Eden Fuson: Feature Writing 

Shila Young: Opinion Writing 



Third Place 

Eden Fuson: 

Opinion Writing 
Pamela Bearth: 
Event Writing 
Rhonda Giefer: ^ 
Headline Writing 
Rhonda Giefer: 
Photo Essay 

Shila Young: 

Feature Photography 




Honorable 
Mention 

Azaria Garcia: 

Infographics 

Azaria Garcia: 

Sports Photography 

Brenda Kimmi: 

Sports Page Design 

Eden Fuson: 

Headline Writing 

Rhonda Giefer: 

Sports Page Design 

Rhonda Giefer: 
Event Photography 
Sasha Noble: 
Photo Essay (2) 
Sasha Noble: 
Headline Writing 
Shila Young: 
Feature Writing